It is an exciting time for football fans as we anxiously await the Super Bowl on February 3rd. With the last final games finishing up this past weekend, the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens will play for the Lombardi Trophy in New Orleans. Now that you know the final two teams and have delicious food and drink recipes (see our previous post here
), you are ready to get the party planning started for the Super Bowl 2013.
This is the one day of the year you can consume countless amounts of potato chips, pizza and beer while yelling at the television and it is acceptable. But do not think that because most of your guests will be glued to the television, that the party preparation will be easy. Instead of opening bags of chips that may end up on the floor and handing out cans of beer that end up scattered around your house, let us give you a few tips to throw an awesome, hassle free party.
Arrange your seats beforehand: Avoid having to run to different rooms to find more seats for your guest’s seconds before the game. Instead, bring extra seats into the TV room before your guests arrive. If you are unsure of the number of guests coming, bring a few extra chairs into the room and put the rest in a nearby room that is easily accessible. By arranging your seats in advance, you can ensure that your guests will have a great view of the game and enough room to escape for bathroom, drink or food breaks.
Set up a buffet table: Instead of placing all the food on the coffee table, display the food and drinks on your kitchen or dining room table. Make it easy and accessible for your guests to grab food so they are not reaching over one another and spilling.
Decorations: Keep in mind that most of the attention will be on the game and not your decorations. While decorations are great additions you don’t need to go out and splurge on decorations. Instead, focus on a few key pieces that will add a little space to the room. For your buffet table, buy a football field tablecloth or a black-and-white striped one. To add a little more spice, buy an artificial area rug and spray paint it with white yard lines. For more ideas, check out Pinterest or other blogs for cheap, DIY decorations.
Change up your food: While a takeout pizza and bags of chips is an easy way to feed guests, your guests will enjoy it more if you opt for a more delicious, homemade meal. Check out our previous blog for all time favorite food and drink recipes. Also, instead of passing around open bags of potato chips, pour them into a communal bowl and set it on the buffet table.
Mini-keg: If you are stressing out as to what beer to buy for the big game, make it easy on yourself and get a mini-keg. Not only is it practical but it is less trash to clean up.
We hope these tips make your 2013 Super Bowl party the best one yet! Remember, for food and drink ideas, check out our previous blog and for more decorating ideas, check out Pinterest for great DIY ideas. If you have any other tips you would like to share, please leave a comment below!